# Exam-Style Question on Percentages

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Question id: 259. This question is similar to one that appeared on a GCSE Higher paper (specimen) for 2017. The use of a calculator is allowed.

(a) In an election, David Linewhip gained 27 552 votes out of a total of 43 715 votes. Write 27 552 as a percentage of 43 715 giving your answer to the nearest integer.

(b) Goodtrip Travel increases the cost of a holiday by 8%. The holiday originally cost £1245. Find the new cost of the holiday.

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